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Tuesday, February 13th, 2007
10:20 pm - US Soldiers Caught Torturing a Dog in Iraq - Send a Letter!

scorpio398
http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/iraq_dog_abuse

Dear Friend,

An alarming video allegedly taken from a CD found in Baghdad's Green Zone shows what appear to be American soldiers who are flinging rocks at a crippled dog and then laughing as the dog yelps in pain and staggers away on two legs.

Please help ensure that this sort of horrific abuse is not tolerated by the U.S. military by clicking on the link below to send an e-mail to the secretary of defense and demand that the Department of Defense investigate this matter and hold responsible any soldier found to be involved in this incident.

http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/iraq_dog_abuse

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Thursday, March 24th, 2005
2:58 pm

cyanide_on_tap
1) I love 8th Continent's chocolate soymilk, but apparently none of their soymilks are vegan. Please, please email them and urge them to switch from D3 to D2 in order to stop animal cruelty. Even if you don't like it, or like some other soymilk more, there are a lot of people who aren't vegan but still drink it. By getting this company to remove the ONE non-vegan ingredient, the non-vegans will be supporting anti-cruelty with their money. If the company is going to make and sell its product regardless of whether the vegans buy it or not, why not make it vegan so it doesn't hurt animals? Think of all the animals/animal by products that will be saved in the process! Not only that, but it would help those of us who love it ;) 8thContinent@genmills.com

2) As many of you know, Wet Seal uses bunnies for fur instead of faux fur. Although I have sent a letter and many people have as well, I thought it would be more effective to send them a box full of receipts from faux fur bought elsewhere. (I specifically went to Abercrombie & Fitch instead of buying from Wet Seal.) If you want to send yours on your own for whatever reason, here is the address:(Joel N. Waller, CEO
Wet Seal, Inc. 26972 Burbank Foothill Ranch, CA 92610) If you'd rather have me send yours together with mine and the others that I collect, email me at fnbventura@gmail.com. Also, if you can't find your receipt, or don't want to bother, you can take a picture of yourself wearing it or a picture of the tag that says where it is from/ that it is fake fur, and I'll send that with the receipts!

3) I had an idea for activism, and thought I would share it with others so that more people could do it. I don't know if it's a completely original idea, but it doesn't matter. Here's what to do: If your city is holding an Easter Egg hunt, plant plastic eggs with cruelty free stickers or other animal-friendly materials that are appealing to children inside. When the children go to find their eggs, they will find yours, and hopefully think about animals in a new way. For example, if someone got something that said simply and nicely where eggs really come from, how many children would want to have REAL eggs for easter ever again? Another helpful thing to do would be to hold a booth outside with information in case children or people are confused or just want to know more. That way you can personally explain the truth about meat, eggs, and dairy. Plastic Easter Eggs are on sale at Michael's (a craft store chain in the US) 52 for 6 dollars, or you might be able to find cheap ones at a 99 cents store or grocery store. Also, PETA.org can provide stickers and coloring books and other information made specifically for children, as well as information for adults. If you don't have enough time to order them, try printing them out at home or at the library. You can buy sticker paper at craft stores, or simply print onto regular paper. Happy hunting! (And sabatoging :) )

4) Food Not Bombs Ventura still needs volunteers to help us with passing out flyers, carpooling, getting donations, picking up donations, cooking food, and serving food to the homeless of Ventura. There we will be promoting human rights, animal rights (the food is always vegetarian and vegan most of the time), and peace. email fnbventura@gmail.com if you're interested. Thanks!

x-posted a lot, sorry for the inconvience to some of you

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Tuesday, September 20th, 2005
6:15 am - South Sound Animal Rights March - Oct 22

scorpio398
more info hereCollapse )

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Tuesday, May 18th, 2004
11:16 am

dichotomise
information from here

sent to contactus@wolfgangpuck.com

Subject: Please remove veal from your menus
I understand that your restaurant, Wolfgang Puck, serves "white" veal and refuses to provide the public with information about how your veal calves are specifically raised. I am concerned because the production of white veal is extremely cruel. Veal calves are fed a diet deficient in iron and fiber, designed to produce borderline anemia and the pale meat known as "white" veal. Calves are chained by the next in crates so small that they cannot walk, turn around, or even lie down comfortably.

You informed the organization Farm Sanctuary that your resources "operate under strict USDA guidelines" when such guidelines actually do not exist. In fact, the USDA has found up to 90% of veal calves have been given illegal hormones. Animals raised for food are also exempt under federal laws, such as the Animal Welfare Act.

Please remove veal from your menus. The majority of American consumers are opposed to the use of veal crates according to numerous public opinion polls. Join the 400+ restaurants and establishments around the country that have pledged not to serve cruel, crated veal, including Olive Garden, Whole Foods, Caffe Luna in Los Angeles, and Tavern on the Green in NYC.

Thank you in advance for your compassion.

Sincerely,

[name]
[address]

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Sunday, May 16th, 2004
10:06 pm

dichotomise
I just came across this page, which contains action alerts and sample letters for the Yellowstone Buffalo Preservation Act, H.R. 3446; asking department stores to stop selling fur; and ending seal slaughter in Ireland. Links to comment forms and email addresses are provided at the page.

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Tuesday, May 11th, 2004
4:49 pm

dichotomise
EDIT:
Date Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 5:43 PM
From: "PETA" <newsmanager@peta.org>
Subject: UPDATE: Duplin County Gassing Called Off

Thank you to all who wrote to Duplin County, North Carolina, officials to urge the implementation of a permanent ban on the use of the two dark, filthy, blood-stained cement-and-wooden boxes to kill the county's unwanted dogs and cats. Recent news coverage had revealed that animals were enduring hellish living and dying conditions at the Duplin County animal control facility. One dog warden told WECT-TV 6 that "25 dogs were killed in the pound's gas chamber-all at once" (emphasis added) before TV crews arrived on scene, and an eyewitness told PETA that she had observed 18 cats' being crammed into a wooden gas box and killed together. To read the news story, click here (scroll down and click on the video icon on the right).

Shortly after our alert went out, a Duplin County official called to assure us that the gas chambers would no longer be used and that the county is actively seeking humane solutions. PETA's Domestic Animal Issues & Abuse Department will continue to work with Duplin County officials to ensure humane treatment and care for all the county's lost, stray, and abandoned animals.
article found here

sent to frede@duplincounty.org, lhoward3@earthlink.net, reginaldwells@earthlink.net

Subject: Please help stop gassings of dogs and cats
I recently read an article on WECT-6's website about the horrible conditions at the Duplin County pound in North Carolina, particularly the gas chamber used to kill healthy animals.

Not only is this practice simply inhumane, but it is illegal according to the Chapter 130A-192 of the North Carolina General Statutes. I am appalled that a facility that exists to help animals is clearly hurting them, despite the laws in place to protect them.

In addition to the gas chambers, the Duplin County pound also fails to provide adequate shelter for their animals, and the short working hours (one hour per day) are a barrier to the adoption of the dogs and cats who stay and then die there.

Please do all you can in your power to stop these unnecessary incidents from occuring. I understand that there will be another gassing tomorrow (Wednesday, 12 May 2004) and I implore you to act immediately. Thank you in advance for your time and alleviating the suffering of these animals.

Sincerely,

[name]
[address]

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Tuesday, March 9th, 2004
5:02 pm - elephants and zoos

dichotomise
Action alert found here

sent to manuelm@sanfranciscozoo.org

Subject: Please send elephants to a sanctuary
Though I live in Washington state, I am a California native. I grew up in Daly City and have fond memories of visiting your zoo as a young child.

But I was sad to learn of one of your zoo's elephants, Calle, who died prematurely of degenerative joint disease and tuberculosis. A life in captivity is not healthy for any wild animal, and I would love to see San Francisco's remaining elephants--Tinkerbelle, Maybelle, and Lulu--live a better life.

I understand that The Elephant Sanctuary and the Performing Animal Welfare Society are offering to take in the elephants and provide for them. I feel that these organisations would provide a life more closely resembling what elephants would enjoy in the wild.

Please take up this offer and send the elephants to a sanctuary. Thank you in advance for your compassion.

Sincerely,

[name]
[address]
Obviously, the first paragraph won't apply to the rest of you, but I thought I'd still post it to show how a personal touch (even to a form letter) can help.

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Saturday, March 6th, 2004
11:27 am - Endangered Species Act

dichotomise
sample letter taken from here. Deadline is 9 March 2004.

sent to fw9comments@fws.gov

Subject: Please save Endangered Species Act
Dear Chief Nolin:

I am writing today to voice my opposition to the administration’s current efforts to rewrite Endangered Species Act (ESA) implementing regulations that protect hundreds of endangered species around the world.

A proposed rule issued on September 10, 2003 (68FR53327) includes language that would encourage the killing and trade of foreign endangered species in the name of conservation. The ESA should not be weakened in this manner. Instead, it should continue to be used to protect listed species both within the United States and around the world.

The proposed rule would undermine the basic principles of the ESA by opening the United States to commercial trade in foreign endangered species for the first time since the ESA was adopted. The new regulations would mark a dramatic reinterpretation of the ESA that would have far-reaching consequences for the already vulnerable populations of foreign endangered species and would be incompatible with the long-term survival of these species. Big game hunters, skin traders, and circuses should not be allowed to import foreign endangered species for commercial purposes under the guise of “in situ conservation.”

The ESA reflects America’s strong commitment to protecting endangered species wherever they are found. The Fish and Wildlife Service should respect that commitment, and maintain permit regulations that prohibit the importation of foreign endangered wildlife except in those rare cases where the import serves a legitimate scientific need or contributes in a direct, substantial and verifiable way to the long-term survival of the species. For that reason, FWS should delete every reference to “in-situ conservation of foreign-listed species” from the proposed rule of September 10, 2003. Thank you for considering my comments.

Sincerely,

[name]
[address]

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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2004
5:46 pm

dichotomise
information from here

sent to nationalzoo@nzp.si.edu

Subject: Please send Edith to an accredited sanctuary
I was saddened to learn of Edith, a 47-year-old chimpanzee, who was born at the National Zoo. I understand that the majority of her life has been spent moving from facility to facility, and she is currently in a roadside zoo called the Amarillo Wildlife Refuge. AWR is not an accredited sanctuary for animals, despite the implications of its name, and apparently has inadequate conditions that do not meet the requirements of the Animal Welfare Act.

Please rescue Edith from AWR and place her in an accredited sanctuary to live out the rest of her life. Thank you in advance for your compassion.

Sincerely,

[name]
[address]

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Monday, March 1st, 2004
9:44 pm - Not an action alert, but...

dichotomise
Sign a petition to help ban exotic animal acts in Livermore, CA:

http://www.petitionpetition.com/cgi/petition.cgi?id=6425

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9:25 pm - Thank MasterCard for severing ties with Ringling Bros.

dichotomise
sent to Mastercard via this form

Subject: Other [from pull-down menu]
I was heartened to learn that your company, MasterCard, has just ended its sponsorship of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus.

As you may know, Ringling has received much negative publicity following tragic animal deaths, penalties from the USDA, and animal abuse charges. They arealso currently handling a lawsuit for allegedly violating the Endangered Species Act.

Since hearing of the unnecessary cruelty to animals by circuses, particularly Ringling, I have boycotted them. Thank you for compassionately withdrawing your support from Ringling Bros. and thinking of the animals first.

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8:57 pm - Unfortunately, only for activists in the U.S.

dichotomise
This action alert was directly taken from The Fund for Animals sample letter here. This should be sent to your US representative, whose contact information can be found at House.gov.

Subject: Please cosponsor HR 3446
As your constituent, I strongly urge you to cosponsor the bipartisan Yellowstone Buffalo Preservation Act (HR 3446), sponsored by Congressmen Hinchey and Bass. The Yellowstone buffalo are the only wild, free-roaming buffalo in the U.S. who have never been out of contact with their native habitat. The Yellowstone buffalo are the last living link to the millions of buffalo who once covered the western plains.

But Yellowstone buffalo are now subject to hazing, capture, and slaughter when they leave Yellowstone to forage in the winter because of an alleged threat of disease transmission to cows grazing on public lands adjacent to the park. Such disease transmission has never been documented in the wild. Taxpayers are forced to underwrite the $1.7 million annual cost of this ill-conceived and unscientific plan.

Only 400 cows graze on the disputed public land west and north of Yellowstone. The Yellowstone Buffalo Preservation Act eliminates cruel hazing, capture, and slaughter of buffalo and encourages simple, non-lethal management solutions to ensure that cows are not grazed outside Yellowstone where buffalo may be leaving the park. Please support scientific wildlife management by cosponsoring HR 3446, the Yellowstone Buffalo Preservation Act.

Sincerely,

[name]
[address]

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2004
8:53 pm

dichotomise
sent to letters@starmagazine.com

Subject: Please stop promoting fur
I recently learned that your magazine, Star, just published a two-page feature depicting celebrities who wear fur.

Most people do not realize the way in which fur is obtained. Wild animals are often caught in painful traps, and then are gassed, anally electrocuted, or have their necks broken in order to kill and skin them. Animals who are raised for their furs also suffer, spending their whole lives in poor conditions before being slaughtered and turned into coats, scarves, and hats.

I choose not to wear fur because it is completely unnecessary. There exist many alternatives to fur that are just as warm, and they are often much less expensive to manufacture and purchase. Please encourage your readers to only wear clothes that do not exploit animals unnecessarily; it's easy and it's the moral thing to do.

Thank you in advance for your compassion.

Sincerely,

[name]
[address]


current mood: accomplished

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